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What is the significance of Tulsi Puja?

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Asked by saranathan Narasimhan, 16 Oct '09 04:17 pm
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For Hindus Tulsi and Peepal are the most sacred plants. Regarding Tulsi , it is one of the most sacred plants. In fact it is known to be the only thing used in worship which, once used, can be washed and reused in pooja - as it is considered as self-purifying.
As one story goes, Tulsi was the devoted wife of Shankhachuda, celestial being. She believed that Lord Krishna tricked her into sinning. So she cursed Him to become a stone (shaaligraama). Seeing her devotion and adherence to righteouness, the Lord blessed her saying that she would become the worshipped plant, tulsi that would adorn His head. Also that all offerings would be incomplete without the tulsi leaf - hence the worship of tulsi.
She also symbolises Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu. Those who wish to be righteous and have a happy family worship the tulsi. Tulsi is married to the Lord with all pomp an show as in any wedding. This is because according to another legend, the Lord blessed her to be his consort.
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Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 16 Oct '09 04:24 pm

 
  
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Tulsi symbolizes devotion, love, responsibility, virtues and miseries of women. This Indian basil is worshipped by females of all age groups.
Answered by sumati gayki, 07 Jan '11 01:20 pm

 
  
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Tulsi symbolizes devotion, love, responsibility, virtues and miseries of women. This Indian basil is worshipped by females of all age groups. To perform tulsi puja, one needs to take bath and get rid of all sorts of dirt, then be it physical or mental. People decorate the vessel or pot, in which tulsi is planted. Water is then offered to the holy basil. Kumkum is applied to one of the leaves. Some people tie a small piece of red cloth on its branch. Red flower is offered to the herbal plant Tulsi. Clay lamps are lighted all around the plant and then aarti is performed to complete the pooja. On the completion of puja, people usually eat a leaf of tulsi, with the belief that this act would enable them to take the Holy Spirit inside them.
Answered by sudesh, 16 Oct '09 04:25 pm

 
  
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It is believe that Lord of health Dhanwintari married to Tulasi.......Dhanwintari is the son of Bramha who is known as the Physician or vidyaraj.....Tulshi is famous for her purity and medicine value.....generally an woman who worships Tulasi never feel the pain of widow......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 16 Oct '09 04:23 pm

 
  
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The sacred plant, Tulsi is regarded as the incarnation of the goddess Mahalakshmi. Tulsi represents duty, dedication, love, virtue and sorrow of all women. That is why this herb is usually worshipped by women of all age groups.

To begin Tulsi Puja, one is required to take a bath. Decorate the pot where Tulsi is grown. Offer water to the sacred plant. Apply kumkum on one of its leaf. A length of red cloth can be wrapped along the stem. Offer red flower to the sacred herb, Tulsi. Offer fruits by placing them near the pot. Light the clay lamp and perform aarti to complete the Tulsi Puja. People usually take a leaf of Tulsi after the Puja and put it in their mouth. It is believed by committing such act; they are taking the spirit of goddess inside them.
Answered by anantharaman, 16 Oct '09 04:23 pm

 
  
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To maintain good health!
Answered by roopa, 16 Oct '09 04:20 pm

 
  
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